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Oklahoma official: Second vaccine helps expedite delivery


December 23, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The arrival of doses of the newly approved Moderna vaccine in Oklahoma week will expedite the state's effort to quickly deliver vaccinations because it doesn't require the same ultra-cold storage as the Pfizer shot, health officials said Wednesday.

Deputy Health Commissioner Keith Reed said Oklahoma received 66,200 doses of the Moderna vaccine this week that will be distributed to more than 150 federally qualified health centers across the state.

"Moderna is much easier on the logistics side," Reed said. "The Moderna vaccine gives us options to send it to locations th...

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